May 21, 2011
Since signing with the Bulls in 2010, the streets have demanded that Carlos Boozer jump on the mic with Twista and Mario Winans. It's a natural for an Alaskan Duke graduate who once sued Prince to trade verses with Mr. Adrenaline Rush. The song is here and it's as great as you would imagine. Let me know how far you get before you have to turn it off.
I don't know what motivates NBA players to rap, but you would think that after hearing classic cuts from Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Tony Parker, and Cedric Ceballos, these guys would leave the mic alone. Boozer sounds like he's rapping to a metronome here. He makes Richard Dent's verse on "Super Bowl Shuffle" sound like Kool G Rap's "Men at Work" in comparison. Also, who is he kidding about crossing people over, going to the hole and running back on D? We're talking about a guy who routinely blows layups and can barely jump over a nickel. Boozer hasn't run the floor in transition since 1997. At this point, I'd be concerned about Boozer's ability to handle Lisa Leslie in the post, let alone Udonis Haslem. The Bulls are paying Boozer $14 million this year. It's great that he has time to drop a hot 16, but can't drop 16 points on the Heat.